LONDON-- The identities of two lovers of the late British heiress and socialite Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, have been revealed 37 years after compromising photographs of the trio ended her marriage and sparked a UK government …
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With libretto by Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face offers a sardonic, camp-tinged, tragicomic take on Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll (1912-93), depicting her marriage, divorce and subsequent decline into penniless obscurity. …
Apparently with lots of humming. Powder Her Face is an opera composed by Thomas Ades, with a libretto by Philip Hensher, based on the infamous Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll and the scandal her sexual exploits and …
Director William Kerley knew there was already enough camp and melodrama built into the unraveling of 20th century tabloid fixture Margaret, Duchess of Argyll without boldfacing its drama in hot-pink neon. More critical to making this …
"I'm absolutely amazed," the Duchess of Argyll, 68, said in a statement. "I thought that after six years I'd lost them forever. [The jewels] were absolutely irreplaceable, so I'm incredibly delighted. The tiara was a Victorian family one and …
In 2006, the Duchess of Argyll lost a bag containing more than $150,000 worth of jewelry at Glasgow Airport after returning home from a jaunt in London. Among the items lost included a diamond tiara, a Cartier brooch, and emerald …
I thought that after six years I'd lost them forever," said the 68-year-old Duchess of Argyll told the Telegraph. "The tiara was a Victorian family one and the necklace was given to me for my 21st birthday. So everything was very special," …
SHE was known as the Dirty Duchess after her split from the 11th Duke of Argyll led to a bitter and scandalous …
The Duchess of Argyll, 80, subject of a scandalous, world-famous Scottish divorce 30 years ago. The society beauty considered the inspiration for Cole Porter's popular song "You're the Top" was born Ethel Margaret Wigham, daughter of …
The librettist Philip Hensher based the story on his faint recollections of the real life of the Duchess of Argyll, but his only intention was to generate an effective opera and he had no interest in presenting an accurate historical portrait. His …